Monday, September 27, 2004

Musicians talking about the upcoming election:

When people ask why this election is so close, I can't explain it. It's like trying to figure out how Billy Ray Cyrus sold 10 million records. (Jeff Tweedy, Wilco)

Bush is like someone's old dad who just doesn't get it, a person who's not able to grow or change. Among musicians, no one is backing Bush. Except for Ted Nugent, the guy who wears loincloths. (Tom DeLonge, Blink 182)

Good stuff...

Following Cat Stevens', or Yussuf Islam's, recent return to the spotlight, The Verve are now also hoping to reboost their career by converting. Posted by Hello

Monday, September 20, 2004

While Thierry Henry was redecorating the exterior of Old Trafford, he was shocked to learn that I had put all my eggs in one basket, and bet on Djibril Cisse as the first goalscorer in tonights game.

Thierry will probably never look at me the same way again.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Good wine is milk for the aged.

I don't know why I thought about this today, but in a couple of months I'll turn 25. So here are a couple of facts that make getting old depressing.
  • When Tony Adams turned 25 in October '91, he had already won The Premier League twice and the League Cup once.
  • When Kurt Cobain turned turned 25 in '92, he had invented grunge, written one of he best albums of all time, and changed music forever.
  • When Bill Gates turned 25, he had been the leader of Microsoft for 5 years.
  • When Sam Raimi turned 25 in 1984 he had already directed The Evil Dead.
  • When Tommy Lee turned 25 in 1987, he had already scored with Heather Locklear.
  • When Mozart thurned 25 he had been composing music for 20 years.
  • When Rio Ferdinand turned 25 he had been sold to Manchester United for a £30.000.000, making him the most expensive defender in the world.
  • When Jeff Tweedy turned 25 he had singlehandedly invented country-rock (according to himself, anyway.)
  • When Uday and Qusay Hussein turned 25, they had both been married to Jennifer Lopez.
Chances are that none of these things will happen to me by the time I turn 25, which is kinda depressing. So overall I'm having a bit of trouble finding the upside to getting older.

Thursday, September 16, 2004

The New Yorker has a really great interview with the press secretary for the Embassy of Kazakhstan, who wants to clear up some misconceptions about his country created by Borat. [via Aziz]

Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone dies at 55.

And that's about all I have to say today.

Monday, September 13, 2004

"I'm a teenage schizoid, the one your parents despise"

It's a little known Hollywood fact, that in the original draft for Fight Club Edward Norton was supposed to play soccer for the Danish club Silkeborg IF at night.

Sunday, September 12, 2004

A New High in Lows.

There is absolutely nothing possitive to say about Resident Evil: Apocalypse. It is without a doubt one of the worst movies I have ever seen. Obviousely I had very low expectations going in, but it still managed to catch me offguard with a level of stupidity I did not believe to be possible. The acting was outrageously poor, with one low point being Chritopher Titus' brother playing a soldier with the worst Russian accent since Malkovich in Rounders. And that's pretty bad!

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Wow, the new Duran Duran single is about as interesting as the chicken and fries I got at a cheap pub in London. Bland doesn't even start to describe it. It like licking on a calcium lollipop. Or something.

Aston Villa are also pretty boring, despite their excellent new Hummel outfits. Jose "Drillo" Mourinho is an arrogant twat, which is his best trait, and boring geezer. My hope is that Mutu can stay at Chelsea and stay injury-free since he is as dangerous as a spork.

And I just ordered this T-Shirt. Beautiful.

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Put the "F" Back in Freedom.

Why have I only just discovered this now? This is going to be the greatest movie ever! Check out the trailer for Team America: World Police.

Also, I was fortunate enough to see Shaun of the Dead yesterday, and overall it was pretty hillarious. For some reason Dylan Moran was utterly under-used, and though "3 guys beating an old zombie to the rythm of an old Queen song" may look funny on paper, it really wasn't. But apart from that it was pretty good.

I think I had some other things to write, but I'm still so blown away by that Team America thing. Maybe later...

Sunday, September 05, 2004

It's Just The E Talking...

This is probably one of the best articles I've ever read. It's in Danish, so I can't be arsed to translate it, but it includes an elderly prostitute, a guy in lingerie, and amphetamine.

I finally got my copy of the new Soulwax album, and it's really rather brilliant. It's a lot darker, and not quite as experimental, as their previous album, but the songs are generally better. Except for when they decide to make dance music. A bit of a mistake.

And I have a hard time following the plot in Buffy in recent weeks... When did Johnny from Two Guys and a Girl get to be so evil?

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